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Lifeline Malawi has been working in Africa for 23 years. Explore our projects and see what we are doing today in Malawi!
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Malawi

The warm heart of Africa

Malawi, is a sub-Saharan African country that is largely agricultural and making efforts to overcome decades of underdevelopment.

The backbone of the Malawian economy is agriculture, with the majority of its people being subsistence farmers. However due to political and environmental factors, 50.7% of the population lives below the poverty line and 25% in extreme poverty. This makes Malawi one of the poorest countries in the world.

As is the case with low income countries, health care in Malawi is limited in resources and personnel to fully address factors plaguing the population. In fact, studies have shown Malawi has one of the highest population-to-physician ratios in all of sub-Saharan Africa with 1.8 doctors per 100,000 people. In comparison, Canada has 200 doctors per 100,000 people.
19,647,681
population density
1.8 doctors 
per 100,000 people
58 years
life expectancy
41.6 deaths
per 1000 births (2019)
1,100,000 people
living with HIV
33,000 deaths
from AIDS (2019)
"Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."
Isaiah 41:10

The baobab tree
The origin of our outreach

The baobab tree symbolizes the values that Lifeline Malawi embraces and represents the birth of our outreach, as Dr. Chris Brooks - our founder - held his first medical clinic under a baobab tree.

In 1998, upon seeing the great need for a medical presence in the community of Ngodzi, Chris began working in the rural district along with the local people. Before his working clinic, the nearest health centre as at a distance of 40 km, equivalent to an 8-hour walk away. Eventually, a property site was donated by the community for a faith-based organization, paving the way for Lifeline Malawi being established as a registered Canadian charity in 2003.
For 23 years, we've formed a community-based medical clinic to provide primary health care services to Ngodzi and surrounding communities. By practicing long-term and foundational relationships with the community, the local chiefs, and the Malawi Government Ministry of Health. Our shared value for collectiveness in the community has paved the way to impactful connections with our staff, their families, and people nearby - allowing us to expand the impact of our clinic and health programs.
We are happy Lifeline Malawi is respected by the government and local authorities due to our long term commitment to serving the community. Together, we've been able to bring health to people and a transformative hope that is centered on our belief that Jesus saves.
mission
vision
core values
Values

Wellness & Service

This is our purpose

Through compassion and loving service, we provide community based medical services and integrate preventative initiatives that act to strengthen the health and wellbeing of local communities.

hope

our vision

Working together to empower the people of Malawi by investing for a healthy and hopeful future.

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FAITH

With the hope God has given us, we work towards a bright and healthy future for Malawians, placing our trust in His continuous blessings.

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compassion

In all of our initiatives we strive to demonstrate God's deep love for all people through caring for and valuing each individual, abiding by the principle of loving your neighbor as yourself.

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transparency

We are committed to open and honest relationships and to integrity in our activities, finances and decision-making; knowing that as we greatly depend on one another, we can trust one another and transform this reliance into our greatest strength.

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service

We carry out our mission with passion, humility and unwavering effort.

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community

We believe in strengthening individuals, families and communities and as we work in partnership we respect and learn from one another.

our team

Malawi

Emmanuel Jube
Clinical Officer
Violet Pota
Head Nurse
Justus Kanyuka
Managing Director
Nelson Chinchembere
HIV Testing Supervisor
Gloria & Veronica
Nurses
Tryness & Violet
Nurses
Prisca Phiri
Finance & Admin Asistant
Reuben Limbikani
Pharmacy Supervisor
Violet Pota
Head Nurse
Justus Kanyuka
Managing Director
Nelson Chinchembere
HIV Testing Supervisor
Gloria & Veronica
Nurses
Tryness & Violet
Nurses
Prisca Phiri
Finance & Admin Asistant
Reuben Limbikani
Pharmacy Supervisor
Emmanuel Jube
Clinical Officer

our team

canada

Dr. Chris Brooks
Doctor & Founder
Heather Brooks
Executive Director
Frank Hirano
Board Member
Rebecca Farnell
Board Member
Stephen Russell
Chairman
Heather Brooks
Executive Director
Dr. Chris Brooks
Doctor & Founder
Frank Hirano
Board Member
Rebecca Farnell
Board Member
Stephen Russell
Chairman
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